Let’s face it. 2020 has been…maybe a bit stressful! And pairing that with the regular day to day stresses of life in the big city we can often forget to take in some essential quality “Me Time” to help us unplug, decompress, and relax a little bit so all of our stresses and little aches and pains can melt away. As the villainous Count Rugen in the film Princess Bride says: “Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything”. 

So with those wise words in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the best sources of all things wellness in Toronto, which just so happens to be located right here in Old Town Toronto. From hot yoga and water therapy to acupuncture and a deep massage, we have something for everyone looking to have their mind, body, and soul feeling good.

Bahn Thai Spa – 136 Adelaide St. E, Toronto, www.bahnthaispa.com

There is nothing on this planet that can match the wonderful feeling of being all loose and relaxed after a nice massage. And with how this year has gone, you’re going to need the very best. Enter Bahn Thai Spa, who specialize in the ancient art of traditional Thai massage. The services at Bahn Thai Spa are highly sought after and they’re known for 3, 4, and even 5-hour massage packages with highly competitive pricing. Some of the packages included are the classic Thai massage, lanna backwalking, hot stem, a classic Swedish massage, and Thai reflexology.

BeHot Yoga Toronto – 43 Colborne St., Toronto, www.behotyogatoronto.com

One thing we all need a little bit of right now is to take a pause from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a healing pause that centres us. And if you ask any downtowner what the best way of doing that would be, many will say it’s a good hot yoga session. Located just steps away from the St. Lawrence Market, BeHot Yoga’s beautiful and spacious studio plays host to a number of different classes like Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga, “Hot-HIIT” Pilates, and the original hot yoga.

Owned by yoga teacher and author Paul McQuillan, BeHot’s classes and staff are specially designed to help you heal from the pressures of life and feel at peace with yourself (plus the workout is practically guaranteed to raise those endorphins). Be sure to check out their website for regular deals including an introduction to new members that feature five classes for $55.

Wellington Healthcare – 54 Wellington St. E, www.wellingtonhealthcaretoronto.com

Situated right next to the Flatiron Building, locals have been going to Wellington HealthCare to alleviate their pain, increase mobility, and feel good for over 25 years. Their team of highly experienced Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, and Acupuncture Providers are there to help you with all your aches and pains no matter how small.

Trilogy Physiotherapy – 366 Adelaide St. E, Suite #101, www.mytorontophysio.com

Very often we need the help of medical experts trained in taking injuries into account for their therapies and for that, Trilogy Physiotherapy has been the top referral choice for physicians and surgeons throughout the city. With six locations in Toronto including one on Adelaide Street East, Trilogy staff pride themselves on being up to date on the latest methods of physiotherapy and is a one-stop shop for wellness offering programs like massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutrition counselling on top of their injury programs.

H2O Float Studio – 25 Mill St., www.h2ofloatstudio.com

For centuries water has been considered an element that encourages healing and calm. In fact, we’re feeling a little more relaxed just imagining floating along a quiet river, hearing only the sound of the wind blowing through the trees…sorry, where were we?

Located in the heart of the Distillery District, H2O Float Studio offers a wide range of 1 hour water floatation therapy sessions that include sensory deprivation, the “starry night” package that creates a beautiful forest nightscape, and a “Castaway” session that includes your own stress-release companion Wilson. Along with flotation therapy, H2O also offers hot stone, aromatherapy, prenatal, reflexology, and therapeutic massages to help you feel even more relaxed and refreshed.

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